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Old 01-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Elkhartjim;1048967]The Demco comes standard with trailer tires, not automotive tires. Demco recommends the tire pressure for a reason and by lowering the pressure you can risk premature tire failure. Demco has a very good customer service group and I would suggest contacting them about the weaving situation and get their input on running the tires at a lower than recommended pressure.[/QUOTE
X 2. I tow with the tire pressure at max 50lb. and have never had a problem. Our vehicle weighs 3200 lbs. Do you have the vehicle on the dolly staight?
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #16
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Vehicle was straight on the dolly with both fronts against the wheel stop. The blue ox stabilizer posted above looks interesting. Dano
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:53 PM   #17
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Two things. Check the wheel alignment of the dolly and perhaps the tread pattern of the tires is causing the tires to track.
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Please call Demco for their opinion. (888) 689-1810 or http://www.towdemco.com/customerservice/contactus.html
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Thanks for the link. I downloaded the OM as well as sent Demco a message. Much appreciated.
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I have a Demco 2 and have used it to tow a 05 VW bug convertable & 09 Honda Fit using both Trailer 50psi & car tires set at 32psi. Never had a wondering problem. Check alignment or maybe a bent wheel. gps
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I am towing a Fusion on a Master Tow - put a couple thousand miles on last year with no wander.... As i am not familiar with the Vibe - do you tow it with front wheels "locked" or "unlocked" ? If the front wheels are "unlocked" (able to steer) could it be a case of multiple pivot points? Just Thinking Agree a call to Demco seems to be in line..
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Just joined the site and want to chime in on the Demco wagging issue. Ive had the issue since day one and noone, including Demco customer svc has been much help. Lowering pressure a little is worth a try as no one made that suggestion yet. Toad is an Acura TL-S. I'll report back as to how it works out.
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Just joined the site and want to chime in on the Demco wagging issue. Ive had the issue since day one and noone, including Demco customer svc has been much help. Lowering pressure a little is worth a try as no one made that suggestion yet. Toad is an Acura TL-S. I'll report back as to how it works out.
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what kind of coach do you have? you can add this info to your signature file.
my moho had a serious tail wagging problem. i could see the hitch moving back and forth on the backup camera screen. i fixed that by adding a rear track bar from brazels rv.
i also added a hitch immobilizer to take the wiggle out of the hitch coupling.
any movement at the rear of your moho will be amplified by the long dolly tongue.

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Just joined the site and want to chime in on the Demco wagging issue. Ive had the issue since day one and noone, including Demco customer svc has been much help. Lowering pressure a little is worth a try as no one made that suggestion yet. Toad is an Acura TL-S. I'll report back as to how it works out.
Welcome to the site. I'm thinking I need to check my hitch height and perhaps add a hitch stabilizer. I haven't pulled my Demco since the first of the year but plan on doing as in the next three weeks with at least verifying my hitch height at 18".
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My rig is a 31' Coachmen Concord with 3 slides, full Banks package, Bilstein gas shocks and upgraded sway bars. Toad is Acura 3.2 TL/S.

So I spoke again to DEMCO's customer service and was connected to someone who seemed much more knowledgeable than the one I spoke to earlier. Long story short, could be one of several problems, and remember, I only have the issue when towing it empty.

1. Ball height not at exactly 18", ground to the top of the ball. I've checked that and I'm ok.
2. Locking pin for steering stabilizer not in place. That's not the issue.
3. Worn bushings in the wheel carriers. Not exactly sure yet what those are, but I've only pulled it about 3,000 miles total.
4. Out of toe/in/out adjustment. This could be. And, there is a section in the owners manual that gives the procedure to do the adjustment. I'll tackle that to confirm proper position.
5. Out of alignment. Ditto #4.
6. Need to check the tightness of the bracing struts that run at an angle up to the tongue of the tow dolly. I'll check that tomorrow.
7. Tie rod clamps secure. This will be checked as well.
8.Slides missing in the brake actuator allowing it to move excessively side to side. Hadn't thought to look at that either, but, interestingly, the DEMCO guy mentioned that the model number on the Hydraulic Brake Actuator, stamped on the casing, will be either DA 603 or DA 91. I'm supposed to call back with the number, because they've apparently had issues with one or the other of those losing some parts and he indicated that they'd help with replacing them, if they're gone.

So, that's what I know now about the problem. I'll continue to update as I move forward with the checks and testing.

Thanks for the responses so far.
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quick update...I followed the procedure on Demco's website and did indeed find that the toe in needs adjusting. It was almost an inch out of parameters. Very sloppy assembly from the original dealer I purchased from, who shall remain nameless. I will get this taken care of this coming weeked and will be anxious to then tow empty and see if this finally fixes the issue. I'll let you know.
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Sorry for the delay on this but life intervenes. Have now towed both with tbe Acura and unloaded on the Demco and can happily report that fixing the alignment has finally fixed the problem. What a relief. Thanks again for the input.
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Sorry for the delay on this but life intervenes. Have now towed both with tbe Acura and unloaded on the Demco and can happily report that fixing the alignment has finally fixed the problem. What a relief. Thanks again for the input.
You must feel much safer now! Glad you got it fixed, and thanks for reporting back.
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